Animal Cruelty Essay

1097 Words Sep 28th, 1999 5 Pages
Animal Cruelty

The topic of animal cruelty is one of great importance to the wold today. Why we humans have the right reserved to treat animals as lesser individuals is beyond me. Animals are fulfilling their part in the ecosystems and communities of the earth, and to the best extent that they are able. For example, a spider is being the best possible spider that it can be, spinning webs and working diligently at what it knows best, not bothering any creatures of the earth besides the ones which it needs to capture for food. We, as humans, decided that we are a much advanced life form and can basically treat anything else in this world in ways which we cannot imagine being treated. As a result the threads holding our earth together
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Most of these are performed without the use of anaesthetics.

The ironic thing regarding this entire situation is the fact that animals, for the most part, have a very different body chemistry than us, and, as a whole, are very different than us. So basically none of these tests has any relevancy for us today. As well, there is a widespread range of natural products already available to us which most scientists and doctors refuse to acknowledge because there is more money in animal research. This is sadistic and wrong. Some governments are pushing for mandatory animal testing on all products, even completely safe products like honey. This is quite unnecessary for the survival of humans. Not to mention the countless numbers of animals which have been injected with infectious diseases so that they can be researched.

There have been some breakthroughs in the use of human tissue culture in various experiments, but of course it is not as good as the real thing.

The destruction of so many animals with such harmful products is not exactly healthy for our earth either. There is really no safe to dispose of a noxious dead body. How unsafe and unreal.

As well there are more frightening prospects. All a company has to do to sell a "cruelty- free" product is to not have tested it within the past 5 years. This means that in reality products could be tested now and be on the

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